- v. 露齿而笑，咧着嘴笑
- n. 露齿笑
- n. (Grin)人名；(法)格兰；(俄、罗、英)格林
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1. grin <====> ring: 向心爱的MM求婚并给她戴上戒指后，MM露齿而笑。
2. groan => grin : 反义同源，一个是露齿呻吟、抱怨，一个事露齿微笑。
3. grin <====> ring: 下课铃声响了，同学们都露齿而笑、咧嘴而笑。
- grin: [OE] Modern English grin and groan are scarcely semantic neighbours, but a possible common ancestor may provide the link: prehistoric Indo-European *ghrei-, which seems to have meant something like ‘be open’. It has been suggested as the source of a range of verbs which started off denoting simply ‘open the mouth’, but have since differentiated along the lines ‘make noise’ and ‘grimace’. Grin has taken the latter course, but close relatives, such as Old High German grennan ‘mutter’ and Old Norse grenja ‘howl’, show that the parting of the semantic ways was not so distant in time.
Old English grennian actually meant ‘draw back the lips and bare the teeth in pain or anger’. Traces of this survive in such distinctly unfunny expressions as ‘grinning skull’, but the modern sense ‘draw back the lips in amusement’ did not begin to emerge until the 15th century. Groan [OE], on the other hand, is firmly in the ‘make noise’ camp.
- grin (n.)
- 1630s, from grin (v.).
- grin (v.)
- Old English grennian "show the teeth" (in pain or anger), common Germanic (cognates: Old Norse grenja "to howl," grina "to grin;" Dutch grienen "to whine;" German greinen "to cry"), from PIE root *ghrei- "be open." Sense of "bare the teeth in a broad smile" is late 15c., perhaps via the notion of "forced or unnatural smile." Related: Grinned; grinning.
- 1. All at once, Mick's serious expression softened into a grin.
- 2. He had a grin on his face like a Cheshire Cat.
- 3. Bobby looked at her with a sheepish grin.
- 4. His face broke into a wide grin.
- 5. He always had this inane grin.
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